CAR PARKS around the Malvern Hills will reopen tomorrow (May 13) in response to recent Government corona virus advice.

Following the announcement of the Government on May 10, which allows people to travel to exercise, the Malvern Hills Trust will be reopening its car parks.

Duncan Bridges, ceo of the Malvern Hills Trust, said “We have made the decision to reopen our car parks around the hills and commons as we are expecting to see an increased number of visitors to the Malvern Hills following the announcement.”

“We appreciate that some local people have concerns relating to the reopening of the car parks but the alternative of visitors parking on the verges and along roadsides next to properties puts more people at risk as well as causing damage our local green spaces.”

“Over the recent Bank Holiday, we saw increased numbers of visitors to the hills, despite the lockdown, which resulted in vehicles being parked on verges and on the open common.”

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The Malvern Hills Trust are urging people to keep their travel to a minimum, stay local where they can, and avoid crowding in ‘honey pot’ locations such as British Camp.

Mr Bridges added: “We are asking the public not to rush to visit the hills, as we do not want to see a repeat of the Mothering Sunday crowds.”

The organisation is also encouraging people to take the necessary precautions such as washing their hands, to stay safe and to keep up-to-date with the latest Government advice relating to access in the countryside.

The car parks have been closed since the March 27 in response to the Government’s lockdown to tackle the coronavirus outbreak.